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Taban Vilification Of The People’s Movement Is A Cancer

By Yien Lam,

Gen. Taban Deng Gai, the chief negotiator of SPLM/SPLA-IO arriving in Juba after almost two years of deadly civil war(Photo: Nyamilepedia)
Gen. Taban Deng Gai, the chief negotiator of SPLM/SPLA-IO arriving in Juba after almost two years of deadly civil war(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

July 24, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Taban has been an obstacle or destructive cancer to the people’s movement since 1991 if one could have recalled this during what so call south Sudan independent movement known as “SSIM”. Taban was playing a crucial role in the central business of the movement.

Within that, he has earned the trusted of his boss Dr.Marchar and sent him to Dr.Garang to negotiate the agreement process. When Taban reached there, the man who was trusted by his boss became Chameleon. As the result, Dr. Machar jointed Dr. Garang as the powerless individual due to Taban vilification of him. Should that not be given an attention in the first week of the movement if I were you?

Second, in the recent movement, the same Taban was given the two powerful positions by the Dr. Machar as the chief negotiator as well as the movement logistic. These two posts supposed not to be held by one person in the movement as such giving the prior history of him. But he was assigned by his boss to the mentioned positions anyway.During the past two years, Taban consolidated his power to meet any opposed challenge that may come to his way for the intention of destroying the movement in which his boss was naive about it

As the result of being in such a powerful positions, Taban initiated his inevitably move by leadership to kick out Mr.changson lew in the slogan of not being a member of the SPLM party. When he finished with Changson Lew, he invented the scenario between the Generals and his boss Machar by saying that generals are defected while the generals demanded the weaponry to help them fight the enemy as well as giving the appointed logistic his position as the job title require. Because he was not happy  to let go that position due to his evil intention, he fabricated the defection of generals.

As the outcomes of his fabrication theory, the generals relinquished the movement in which he was so delightful about it in order to fulfill his destruction obligation unknowingly as he did in 1991 under the same boss.  Wow! What a world! How comes somebody outwit the movement 4 times? Be the judge not me!

Third, the same man was sent to lead the advance team to Juba by his leader as the trusted individual as well as thinking to be appointed as the minister of petroleum. From there, he was the happy man ever until the last minutes when his name appeared in the department of mining instead of petroleum. For that matter, he revitalized what he has always been in mind to destroy the movement by lobbying kiir and his JCE unknowingly for not only petroleum position but also FVP. Of South Sudan.

As the matter of fact during his evil process, the war broke out between the bodyguards of President and Machar’s on 8th of July 2016. This became a very God given chance for chameleon and the doubted Thomas Ezekiel lol.the two power hijackers became the breaking news in the sin city of Juba and eventually announced Taban as the steadfast FVP.

Not only that, Taban has a known history of divided and killed people of Unity state since 1998 and pre-referendum respectively. During those years, Taban Killed a lot of Unity state citizens which is deplorable in the history of mankind in the name of gain and wealth. That was why those of Bentiu fought themselves for too long and also the reason that prevent a lot of Bentiu Citizens to Joint IO in a great number especially  Bul Nuer due to the horrible crimes that he has done  to them during the mentioned years.

For those reason as the IO supporters, I believe we will be stronger than we ever been in our cause because we know that Taban is a destroyer of any change in our country and remember, we must live to love not to hate each other in order to block  any obstacles  that are in our way. We must not give opportunists and position seekers a chance to destroy our very core value of our movement which included but not limited to democratic and rule of law that we are missing in our country now. In this scenario however, we must also know that, freedom is not a gift nor does it simple exist for us to have, but rather it is the dedicated duty that people earn through hard fought battle that included lives being lost.

Finally, as we know then and now, Taban defection will not deter us from doing what we love the most which is fighting for our freedom and the rule of law. If that is the case as we all know, we must not give in to that kind of cancer and not also yield to any voice of chameleon or position seeker. Those are long gone and our movement will revitalize itself into much better position than it was and let us not take our eyes out of the ball and focus on  Taban’s



The author can be reached for more at Lam981@hotmail.com

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Wut Kel July 24, 2016 at 11:22 pm


Beek July 25, 2016 at 1:22 am

That is the government we want. If they said we are going to remove you within 48 hours if you fail to respond and then they do it exactly.


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